Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

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Trick-or-Treat
The chickens got a pumpkin and some broccoli.


The two Buff Brahmas are low in the pecking order
and have to wait until the
other chickens are finished eating.
Sometimes chickens can be so mean.


Today I raked the path all around the 3 acre fence line.
There will be a new batch of leaves
covering up the paths in a week or two.
Raking is good exercise for me and it is enjoyable being out in the forest.


Have a fun Halloween!

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Smiles!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Lovely Bright Chilly Fall Day

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Middle


Down below


I should have been outside raking leaves.
But instead I made oatmeal cookies.


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Smiles

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

First Wood Fire This Year!

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So nice to be warm and cozy when it is cold and wet outside.
I see chickens out there...


The girls have found something to eat.


Ah, I see, the last of the watermelon.
  

Looks like the girls are starting to molt?


The propane fellow showed up with his big truck
and filled up the tanks.
Wouldn't want to run out in the Winter
especially when the power goes out like it did a
couple of weeks ago.

Wood fire, propane or electricity.
Nice to have choices.
Solar would be good too.
Tom would like that.

Didn't work outside today.
I'm so bad.

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Smiles

Note:
I just noticed that some comments
have shown up in my gmail
but with no way to publish them and they
have not shown up in my comments to publish.
So, apologies to you who left comments
and didn't see them published.


Monday, October 28, 2013

Late October Rain

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One of my favorite Halloween decoration
that dates from
when my children were young.
Probably purchased this happy pumpkin
scarecrow man sometime in the middle 1980's.
He brings his smiley face and hangs around every October.
He is a cheerful fellow!
If you look closely you can see rain on the deck,
so if it rains some more today and really wets down the forest
and reduces the fire danger we might be able to fire up the wood stove.
Hope so! It's chilly.
The chickens don't mind the rain at all.
Looks like a lot of oak leaves to rake.

Lots of leaves yet to fall.
Sigh...ahhh...I think I would like to curl up there too and take a nap.

Morgan on her bed of many mattresses!
This morning the IT fellow came out to check out why my internet
connection has been running slow, hanging up
and at times losing its internet connection.
He replaced a piece of equipment and the problems went away!
It is nice when pages will load...snark, snark...

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Smiles

Note:
I just noticed that some comments
have shown up in my gmail
but with no way to publish them and they
have not shown up in my comments to publish.
So, apologies to you who left comments
and didn't see them published.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

New Roof Ready For Winter

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The oak leaves are falling


and beginning to collect on the roof and the tops of the gutters.


Morgan likes her deck!


The chickens would like to get on the deck.
But they are too fat to fit through the bars and too lazy to fly over the top.
At least not yet.
No chickens on the porch anymore!


Genevieve is all ready for Halloween!


Soooo cute!

Happy Halloween!
My favorite holiday!

Smiles!
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